OPINION

May 3, 1956

WARRANT FOR ARREST OF GRIVAS: Nicosia, 3 – For the first time, the Cypriot government (of the British colonial authorities) has issued an official announcement that it is seeking the arrest of Georgios Theodoros Grivas (known as Digenis, head of the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization, commonly known as EOKA) and has posted a reward of 100,000 pounds sterling for information leading to his arrest. The authorities also announced today that a poster would be distributed bearing four photographs of Grivas, one of which shows him in uniform. The description given of the resistance leader is as follows: He is 57 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches in height, is well-built and sports a Hitler-style moustache. He has brown hair, graying slightly at the temples with a receding hairline, brown eyes with thick eyebrows and large ears set low on his head. Anyone providing information leading to the arrest of Grivas will be offered the protection of the British armed forces and will be issued with a passport and plane or boat ticket to any part of the world they desire, under conditions of absolute confidentiality.